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Sycamore in Allendale County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill

 
 
Barker's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, April 2008
1. Barker's Mill Marker
Inscription. (Barker's Mill side of marker):
Barker's Mill, which stood here on Jackson Branch, was a grist mill owned by William Ransome Barker (1816-1869), a planter in what was then Barnwell District. Barker moved to this are in the 1850s,built a house about 2 mi. N. and established a cotton plantation of 2,000~3,000 acres which he named "Sycamore." The town of Sycamore, chartered in 1891, was named for the plantation.

(Skirmish at Barker's Mill side of marker):
On February 2, 1865, as Gen. W.T. Sherman's Federals advanced toward Columbia, units of Gen.F.P. Blair's XVII Corps clashed with the Confederate cavalry at the bridge over Jackson Branch.The Confederates retreated over the bridge, but the Federals did not cross until reinforced after dark. A Confederate withdrawal then opened the way for a Federal advance to Buford's and Rivers Bridge.
 
Erected 2005 by The Rivers Bridge Camp No. 842 Sons Of Confederate Veterans. (Marker Number 3-12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 33° 0.897′ N, 81° 12.904′ W. Marker is in Sycamore, South Carolina
Skirmish at Barker's Mill Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
2. Skirmish at Barker's Mill Marker
, in Allendale County. Marker is on Buford's Bridge Highway (U.S. 321), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sycamore SC 29846, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Harmony Baptist Church (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bethel Baptist Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Bethlehem Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); Allendale County War Memorial (approx. 4 miles away); Fairfax (approx. 4.1 miles away); Old St. Nicholas Cemetery (approx. 5.1 miles away); Happy Home Baptist Church (approx. 5.5 miles away); Town of Allendale (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sycamore.
 
Regarding Barker's Mill / Skirmish at Barker's Mill. “Sycamore,”
1865 – The plantation was used by General Sherman on his march to Columbia. He burned the house when he left.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp... Sponsor of the Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2008
3. Marker and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp... Sponsor of the Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,496 times since then and 173 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 17, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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